Venture to the northern mountains in Vietnam – 4 days 3 nights

Venture to the northern mountains in Vietnam – 4 days 3 nights

Venture to the northern mountains in Vietnam – 4 days 3 nights

The far northern reaches of Vietnam are quite different from the rest of the country and expose a landscape of limestone pinnacles, granite outcrops and rice fields clinging to mountain verges creating spectacular sceneries...

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Venture to the northern mountains in Vietnam – 4 days 3 nights
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The far northern reaches of Vietnam are quite different from the rest of the country and expose a landscape of limestone pinnacles, granite outcrops and rice fields clinging to mountain verges creating spectacular sceneries. The slower pace of life in this region is a necessity to overcome the hard terrain, with hilltribes working hard to provide for daily needs.

This adventurous program introduces travelers to local customs and meets with a number of hilltribes in their villages as you trek through the mountainous landscape.

Destinations: Hanoi - Ha Giang - Nam Hong - Giang Ha - Giang Thuong - Phin Ho - Hoang Su Phin

Highlights:

  • - Enjoy mountainous landscape on the way.
  • - Trek into Phin Ho hill tribe village.
  • - Learn more about the life of local people by homestay and talking to them.

Day 1: Hanoi – Ha Giang (L, D)

  • – Depart Hanoi for the 7-hour drive to Ha Giang.
  • – Arrive in the town of Tuyen Quang around noon and have a simple Vietnamese style lunch in a local restaurant.
  • – After your meal continue to the Pan Hou Lodge located in the stunning Hoang Su Phi area which is one the most remote areas in Vietnam offering breathtaking scenery and colourful hill tribe life.
  • – On arrival in Hoang Su Phi check into Pan Hou Lodge, freshen up, and then take an afternoon’s walk through the rice terraces surrounding the lodge.
  • – Have dinner and stay overnight at the Pan Hou Lodge.

Day 2: Nam Hong – Giang Ha – Giang Thuong – Phin Ho (16 km, 6-hour trekking) (B, L, D)

  • – In the early morning start on a 16 km day trek to the local hill tribe village of Phin Ho which is well-known in the area for its specialty herbal teas which are grown from local medicinal herbs.
  • – Pass through breathtaking scenery of rice terraces and Red Dao hill tribe villages.
  • – Have lunch at Giang Ha, a Red Dao hill tribe village, during the meal you’ll get a chance to learn more on indigenous culture in Vietnam.
  • – Continue through lush valleys surrounded by high mountains and remote hill top villages – as well as the Red Dao the Black Dao hill tribe groups who can be met along the way during the trek.
  • – In the late afternoon arrive at the village of Phin Ho.
  • – Enjoy your dinner and overnight in a homestay in the village of Phin Ho.

Day 3: Phin Ho – Hoang Su Phin (9 km, 3-hour trekking) (B, L, D)

  • – After a simple breakfast continue trekking back towards Hoang Su Phi and the Pan Hou Lodge through Black Tay hill tribe villages.
  • – Arrive at the lodge by lunch time.
  • – Have lunch and the rest of the day is at leisure.
  • – Dinner and overnight at the Pan Hou Lodge.

Day 4: Hoang Su Phi – Hanoi (B, L)

  • – Following breakfast check out before the return drive to Hanoi.
  • – En-route back to the capital, enjoy a Vietnamese lunch in a local restaurant.
  • – Arrive back in Hanoi in the late afternoon.  The trip ends.

 

Price inclusion:

  • Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room
  • Meals as mentioned (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
  • English or French speaking guide (for other languages supplements apply)
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees for mentioned visits

Price exclusion:

  • Other meals than mentioned
  • Other services than mentioned
  • International and domestic Flights
  • Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature
  • Tips, Travel insurance